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Windows 7: Torrent search engine Mininova earning €1 million a yea

16 Apr 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I remember a time I got hauled in front of Management for doing a search on DEMON. I was doing a contract at BT in Manchester UK at the time.

Of course I was actually looking for the Internet provider Demon Internet - at that time we were looking at the "Backbone" infrastructure of this company. It used - can't remember now but was it COLT or something - providers.

Of course the Bozo management (who being a Telecomms company should have known better) had all sorts of Ideas about me and "Devil" worship.

Pity back in those days perhaps I could have got them on "Racism" charges - they obviously thought I was into some weirid Icelandiic saga or religion.

If we go down this route then god help us all (maybe now another offence - looking at the word GOD - if DEMON is not allowed why should GOD be permitted) -- the Internet whilst its good AND bad the good part more than outweighs the bad part.

Any tampering with it will drastically reduce its usefulness (of course Police and Governments want this).

However the Internet now has reached a tipping point in that it is now truely world wide and essentially "unpoliceable" .

There might be temporary setbacks from time to time but the Internet is likely to outlast any of these dramas being played out in various courtrooms world wide.

Cheers
jimbo


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16 Apr 2009   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

typical management LOL
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16 Apr 2009   #13
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
How are they arening so much by providing a free service?
Lots and lots of traffic with adverts and products for sale.
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16 Apr 2009   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Have you ever heard of GOOGLE.

(I don't mean by that remark for you to do a lookup BTW).

GOOGLE is one of the wealthiest corporations in the known (and probably unknown) universe and we certainly aren't charged to use its services.

It makes money on "per click" on sites visited by the searcher (or user).

In any case what's the difference in searching say Windows 7 download on Google or on Mininova or the Pirate Bay or even "The Yellow Pages".

If you prosecute The Pirate Bay you might just as well prosecute Google -- you can search for ANYTHING on google legal or otherwise if you phrase your question sufficiently intelligently.

This is all just a Lawyers fest and you know what I generally think of that totally (or at least 99%) scumbag profession.

Cheers
jimbo
Google have premium products that they charge for such as Google Earth Pro and Adsense and others.
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16 Apr 2009   #15
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
Lots and lots of traffic with adverts and products for sale.
Exactly. To suggest they make money off the torrents is ludicrous in the extreme. how do all these web providing services make money? Exactly the same way as independent t.v companies, they generate revenue through adverts and products for sale. Maybe these gangster like organisations should adopt the same attitude to the digital world instead of forcing it underground more. No matter what it is here to stay!
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16 Apr 2009   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Google have premium products that they charge for such as Google Earth Pro and Adsense and others.

Hi there -- that revenue is in ADDITION to the per click stuff. That's how they got from being Rich to Insanely Rich.
Cheers
jimbo
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17 Apr 2009   #17
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
Is it profiting from piracy? - NO, its profiting from pirates clicking adverts, buying t-shirts, etc etc...
Not to mention, they are adding together annual income, are they taking into account all the expenses? Think what it costs to keep those servers running bandwidth ect.

(they still probably make a boatload.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Have you ever heard of GOOGLE.

(I don't mean by that remark for you to do a lookup BTW).

GOOGLE is one of the wealthiest corporations in the known (and probably unknown) universe and we certainly aren't charged to use its services.

It makes money on "per click" on sites visited by the searcher (or user).

In any case what's the difference in searching say Windows 7 download on Google or on Mininova or the Pirate Bay or even "The Yellow Pages".

If you prosecute The Pirate Bay you might just as well prosecute Google -- you can search for ANYTHING on google legal or otherwise if you phrase your question sufficiently intelligently.

This is all just a Lawyers fest and you know what I generally think of that totally (or at least 99%) scumbag profession.

Cheers
jimbo
Actually, wouldnt lawyers be more a 50/50% scumbag ratio? Two sides of every case? lul.
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